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Brandon Butler

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Networks

Brandon Butler is a Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Network Infrastructure group covering Enterprise Networks. In this role, he is responsible for market and technology trends, forecasts and competitive analysis in Ethernet switching, routing, wireless LAN, and adjacent emerging segments such as SDN and SD-WAN. While contributing to ongoing forecast and market share updates, he also assists in end-user surveys, interviews and advisory services, and contributes to custom projects for IDC’s Consulting and Go-To-Market Services practices.


Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Butler spent more than a decade as an accomplished technology and business journalist. He spent six years at Network World as a Senior Editor covering emerging networking technologies, including software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN). His coverage also included the advent of IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) within the public cloud market and other emerging cloud applications and services trends. Mr. Butler's background also includes several media positions, including interning at the Washington Post, working for international newswire Agence France Presse and editing a quarterly business magazine. 


• B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University
• Served as a founding member of IDG’s Tech Talk Video podcast
• Frequent guest speaker at industry and trade shows and has provided expert opinion across several media channels

Cisco has launched a set of enhanced management capabilities that provide users with deeper visibility into what's happening in their network and the ability to continuously verify the network is operating correctly. These network assurance...
Worldwide Enterprise WLAN Forecast, 2018-2022

Jan 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43528118

by: Brandon ButlerPetr JirovskyRohit Mehra

This IDC study analyzes the key trends affecting the enterprise WLAN market. This study also provides the worldwide revenue forecast for both the enterprise and the consumer WLAN markets. It segments the forecast into the following geograph...